of Counsel

This Montana native loves spending time with his wife and children outdoors fishing, hiking & rafting.  He recently reached platinum status on his Audible account (jk) … just a huge fan of audiobooks.

Juris Doctorate / MBA & Certificate in Chinese Commercial Trade Law

More than 15 years Legal Experience Specializing in:

  •  Commercial Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, International Trade
  • Import & Export
  • Internet Security & Privacy
  • Corporate Entity Selection & Governance
  • Intellectual Copyrights & Trademarks Protection
  • Also has experience in Estate Planning, Employment law, and ERISA

Served as President for 3 companies

Successfully prosecuted multiple patents & more than 50 trademarks

More than 10 years as Corporate Counsel  & Chief Operations Officer in Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Telecommunications environments

  • Extensive Experience in Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Lived, traveled & worked overseas for more than 10 years.
  • Education

    • Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2003
    • Willamette University, Atkinson School of Business, MBA, 2003
    • Certificate in Chinese Trade & Commercial Law, East China University of Politics & Law Shanghai, 2001
    • Brigham Young University, BA in Marketing Communications, 1999
  • Civic Distinction

    • Boy Scouts of America
    • Former Member Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club
    • Rotary Club
  • Speaking

    • Taught “International Trade and Regulatory Compliance” at George Fox University 2010
    • Taught “Entrepreneurship” at Boise State University 2017
    • Keynote Presenter at COO’s Northwest (a not-for-profit) annual conference 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011
    • Speaker at AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Year in Review CNY Banquet – Guangzhou, China
  • Publications

    Published in Willamette U. Journal of Int’l Law & Dispute Resolution

  • Languages

    Fluent in Mandarin Chinese